On This Day

November 1946 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 4 "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Nov 7 "Bal Negre" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 54 performances
  • Nov 23 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata; Lou Salomé), born in Venice, Italy (d. 2001)
  • Nov 5 Gram Parsons [Cecil Ingram Connor III], American country-rock singer-songwriter (Byrds - Sweethearts of the Rodeo; Flying Burrito Brothers; "Grievous Angel"), born in Winter Haven, Florida (d. 1973)
  • Nov 5 Herman Brood, Dutch painter and pianist (Sleepin' Bird), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • Nov 5 Loleatta Holloway, American disco singer ("Love Sensation"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Nov 6 George Young, Scottish-Australian rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)
  • Nov 8 Roy Wood, English rock vocalist and cellist (ELO), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 10 Bill Bryson, American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Nov 10 Roy Thomas Baker, English record producer (Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Hampstead, London
  • Nov 11 Len "Chip" Hawkes, British bassist (The Tremeloes), born in London
  • Nov 13 Martin Bresnick, American composer, The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 15 Janet Lennon, Culver City California, singer (Lennon Sisters)
  • Nov 16 Edward Higginbottom, British organist, choirmaster and conductor, born in Kendal, Westmoreland, England
  • Nov 17 Martin Barre, British rock guitarist (Jethro Tull)
  • Nov 18 Amanda Lear, French singer (or 1939, possible date only)
  • Nov 18 Chris Rainbow [Harley], Scottish rock singer, musician and producer (Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Nov 19 Joe Correro, American, rock drummer (Paul Revere & The Raiders, 1967-71), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Nov 20 Duane Allman, American rock guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • Nov 20 J. Blackfoot [Colbert], American soul singer (Soul Children, Taxi), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Nov 20 Ray Stiles, English musician (Mud, The Hollies), born in Guildford, England
  • Nov 21 Jónas Tómasson, Icelandic composer, teacher, and conductor, born in Ísafjörður, Westfjords, Iceland
  • Nov 22 Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)
  • Nov 26 Bert Ruiter, Dutch bassist (Earth & Fire, Focus), born in Amsterdam
  • Nov 26 Raymond Louis "Ray" Kennedy, American songwriter ("Sail On, Sailor"), session and touring singer, musician, and record producer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 5 Sigismond Stojowski, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 6 Zygmunt Stojowski, Polish composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 14 Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (Atlántida), dies of cardiac arrest at 69
  • Nov 24 Alfonso Broqua, Uruguayan composer, dies at 70